Iron Man Respect Thread (Model 2 - Golden Armor)

This thread is dedicated specifically to Iron Man's golden armor.

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Many people think that this (and all of his other older armors) were practically fodder. I am going to create this thread in order to put those opinions to rest. Aside from its appearance, this armor is definitely nothing to laugh at. So here are some feats!

Strength/Striking Power:

The idea that Iron Man could only lift 60-75 tons in his earliest armors, and as he made new ones they got higher to 85 or 90, is just ludicrous. All of his classic armors, including this one, have thousand tonner level strength feats. Here are some feats of strength that Iron Man has accomplished while using his golden armor.

First, I'll set the tone with some lower end strength feats so it doesn't look like Tony only has high end strength feats with this armor.

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Scan 1: Not only displays Iron Man casually walking through a brick wall, but he also pushes a 10 ton truck easily. Tony considers it a "fairly simple task"; Scan 2: Uproots a tree and chops down another with his bare hands; Scan 3-4: Catches a cannonball (in the next scan he ends up crushing it into pieces); Scan 5: Brings down an entire prison wall after easily smashing prison gates; Scan 6: Punches a multi-ton vehicle away several yards; Scan 7: Catches a steel pipe which was slingshotted by the Hulk and manages to reshape it into a grappling hook that he throws at the green behemoth. Casually bending and squeezing steel like it's playdoh. He's also lifted and thrown an armored prison vehicle at guards:

He's also shown to break through the reinforced concrete prison walls with his punch.
He's also shown to break through the reinforced concrete prison walls with his punch.

Let's skip the baby stuff and move onto the good feats:

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Scan 1-2: We have Iron Man stopping a sabotaged missile (which as you could see easily dwarfed the size of people who look like ants in comparison). Not only does he stop the missile from flying out of control, but he also manages to lift while on the ground. At the very least, this is a 100+ ton feat based on the size of the missile; Scan 3: Stops two ocean liner ships from colliding into one another. These weigh thousands of tons; Scan 4: Punches the Hulk in the face which seems to hurt him enough to force him to release his grip of Thor whom he had in a headlock; Scan 5: Blitzes Hulk from behind and manages to send him flying into the water; Scan 6: Briefly stalemates Thor in an arm-wrestling competition. Tony is even confident that he can do it all day long. I personally don't believe Stark could have stalemated Thor for very long, but this is impressive because the scan itself shows Tony stalemating for several seconds.

Durability:

Up next is the durability of this golden armor. Like his strength feats, his durability is actually pretty noteworthy as well. Once again, I'll start out with some lower level durability feats and then finish off strong with some higher ends ones.

That missile feat could be considered a durability one as well since Tony takes the "full brunt of the impact himself" as he catches and lands with it. However, here are some more durability feats that haven't been posted yet:

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Scan 1: No-sells spears being thrown at him and chariots fail to even stagger him after attempting to plow him over; Scan 2: Withstands jackhammer shells from a gun, shrapnel charges, smokescreen pinwheels, and corrosive gas. None of it works; Scan 3-5: Tanks hits from a pissed off Grey Hulk without screaming in pain. It should be noted that, yes, Iron Man did end up losing this battle, but up until this point Tony had never encountered anything or anyone this powerful nor did he know anything about the Hulk. As he goes up against more and more powerful characters, he adjusts his armor accordingly which is evident in his next fight against Hulk in that armor. It's also pretty notable that he survived so many hits from a pissed Hulk with his armor being, for the most part, in one piece.

This armor has also withstood a punch from a Doombot (which is stated in the handbook entry to be physically capable of matching the Thing in hand-to-hand combat):

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The next scans all involve the Incredible Hulk. This time he's green and more savage. The first couple scans are from re-tellings:

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Scan 1-3: A re-telling from the Avengers #1. He seems to be tanking Hulk's hits MUCH better than he did the first them they ever fought. Tanks punches, dropkicks, tackles, a thunderclap, and even has objects smashed against him to no avail; Scan 4: Tanks Hulk throwing Thor at Iron Man. Considering how sturdy, solid, heavy, and durable Thor is, I'd say this is a pretty good feat; Scan 5: Directly tanks a punch from the Hulk and is fine afterwards.

Speed:

This armor is actually surprisingly quick for being so old, clunky, and out-dated. Tony has several millisecond feats under his belt with this armor and has displayed effective agility/speed against his fellow Avengers as well. Also, there is this misconception about Iron Man only being "as fast as the man inside", but that's horribly incorrect. Not only does his arc reactor amp his reflexes and speed, but the armor itself also speeds Tony up and amps his speed. After all, the armor is connected directly to and controlled by the brain.

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Scan 1: On his transistor powered jet skates, he could travel 200 mph; Scan 2: While using his boot jets, he could travel from the center of the Earth all the way to the surface all while having a conversation with Kala (that's traveling over 3,900 miles within moments); Scan 3: Moves at the speed of thought with a microsecond to spare in order to save Happy and Pepper from being crushed; Scan 4: Narrator claims that Iron Man reacts within a "split-second" to activate a magnetizing button on his armor before an object comes flying at him. It's important to note that a "split-second" is literally defined as anything less than a second. If we are conservative about this narrator statement, at worst it's a millisecond reflex/reaction feat; Scan 5: Not only does his armor alert him of Mjolnir flying at him, but the magnetic counter is used within another "split-second". Thor was likely holding back, but the split-second part is what is important here; Scan 6: Deflects bullets with reverse magnetism AFTER they are fired. This is a bullet timing feat and it was accomplished in an armor inferior to the golden one; Scan 7: Dodges Hulk's attack. Scan 8: Catches up to missiles and even catches/tears apart one. This is a travel and reaction speed feat.

Iron Man isn't exactly Spider-Man in this suit, but he's not exactly a slowpoke either.

Repulsor Rays/Uni-Beam:

Back in the classic days it seemed like there was no difference between his magnetism and his repulsors. They were often called magnetic repulsor rays and he used his "repulsor" as a type of magnetic TK. However, eventually the writers began to separate those powers. His magnetism became separate from his repulsors. Tony claims that they could be used as pulsed energy beams AND as magnetism. Here is a description from Tony Stark on how repulsors work:

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For this section we're going to try to look at his repulsor ray "PULSED energy beams" only.

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Scan 1: Uni-beam provides a heat ray effect; Scan 2: Counters Doctor Doom's electromagnetic force-field with a properly phased repulsor blast; Scan 3-4: Harms Grey Hulk with his repulsors. He not only makes him scream out in pain, but Grey Hulk himself actually admits that he's in pain; Scan 4: Hulk screams out in pain after golden Iron Man blasts him. It should be noted that M-11, the human robot, uses electrical attacks on Hulk at the same time. However, all they manage to do is stagger him. As soon as Iron Man joins the fray and blasts him at the same time M-11 electrocutes him, Hulk starts screaming and admits he's in pain and that it makes him angry; Scan 5: Hulk squeezes Iron Man and implies that he's going to break open the armor. Iron Man blasts him which makes him release his grip of Tony; Scan 6: Staggers the Hulk with his uni-beam; Scan 7: Blasts Hulk in the face which not only makes him scream out in pain and let go of Tony, but it also blinds him and he struggles to recover.

Magnetism:

A lot of people are unfamiliar with the fact that one of Iron Man's first abilities was limited control over electromagnetism. That's actually how he was able to evade the terrorists in his first armor. He deflected rockets and bullets with his magnetism. The cool thing about Iron Man's magnetism is that he doesn't actually need an object to be metallic or magnetic in nature for his magnetism to work. He uses magnetism for low end feats and high end ones. From disarming enemies, moving heavy objects, to holding down powerhouses. We'll start with some lower end magnetism feats.

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Scan 1-2: Casually grabs 7 cars with his magnetism and simply juggles them around for entertainment. If we go by low-end estimates and assume these cars each weighed 1,000 lbs that's a casual 7 ton lifting feat. Many cars today, and back then, weighed 2-3 tons; Scan 3: Magnetizes his boots to the floor in order to prevent being sent flying after the Hulk pushes and sends a multi-ton moon tank vehicle at him; Scan 4: We've already seen this scan. Again, an inferior armor deflecting bullets with magnetism; Scan 5: Disarming two thugs' guns with magnetism; Scan 6: Magnetizes a crane which results in the disarming of several gangsters. This scan also displays Iron Man's resistance to magnetic control.

These feats prove that, when he has higher end usage of magnetism, they aren't outliers or a rarely used ability.

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Scan 1: We've already seen Iron Man reacting to Mjolnir, but this shows his level of magnetism control as he deflects Thor's enchanted hammer; Scan 2: Sends a magnetic device upward which, in turn, alters the course of atomic bullets sent flying at Stark (admittedly I could have used this as a speed feat too since he reacts after the bullets are fired); Scan 3: Uses his transistor powered magnetism which keeps Hulk and Giant-Man at bay and spinning uncontrollably. They are unable to escape until Wasp and Thor saves them; Scan 4: Briefly holds down an angry Hulk with his magnetism. Hulk struggles greatly and even claims, "This won't... Hold me... For Long!" which definitely shows how effective it was; Scan 6: Arguably his best feat of magnetism. Iron Man manages to swoop into the desert where Hulk and Thor are fighting. He proceeds to break it up single-handedly with his magnetism by holding them both down. Hulk is stuck in a swinging position and Thor even says, "Iron Man -- release me!" which implies that he couldn't do it himself.

Some might not like these feats and regard them as bad writing, but I disagree. Iron Man's magnetism held them for moments. Seconds even. No one is suggesting that Iron Man could hold them indefinitely or that they couldn't break out of his hold eventually. Still, even controlling/holding down these characters for a short time is still impressive.

Energy Absorption:

This armor has limited energy absorption feats, but I do believe that they are worth posting. He uses a solar powered battery which absorbs the sun's cosmic rays. Scan 3 displays this.

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Scan 1: Gets drained by one of Doctor Doom's machines and needs a recharge. Thor gives him some lightning to absorb which allows Iron Man to make an instant recovery. Scan 2: Manipulated and drained by an energy neutralizing tractor beam, but manages to analyze the frequency and absorb from the power source which keeps him in the fight. Tony claims that, "Even though he's disrupting my power source, I'm now using his..." Scan 3: Solar powered batteries absorb the sun's rays.

Versatility/Other Devices:

Iron Man is one of the most versatile characters out there. He wasn't as versatile in this armor, but he still had a lot of tricks up his sleeve.

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Scan 1: Emits tight beam sonics which makes an enemy scream out in pain and begs for him to stop; Scan 2: Emits an electrical surge which manages to actually hurt the Hulk (the Space Phantom was in control of the Hulk's body, so HE was the one scared by the pain and not the Hulk who the narrator admits would have fought through the pain); Scan 3: Displays radar scanners; Scan 4-5: Transistor powered diamond drill capable of tunneling underground and through the toughest of rocks; Scan 6: Has tear gas in his equipment. Scan 7: Shocks and harms Noh-Varr the Kree Protector.

Iron Man has always been a versatile character and powerful character. Even in his older armors.

Citations:

Iron Man: The Iron Age Issues 1 & 2, Tales of Suspense Issues 40-47, Fury Issue 1, The Avengers Issues 1, 1.5, & 2, Marvel Comics Presents Issue 58, Avengers vs. Atlas Issue 3, Avengers: The Origin Issues 4-5, and Savage Hulk: One Shot Issue 1, Hulk: Gray Issues 3-4, Iron Man & the Armor Wars.

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M-11 Respect Thread

This is a respect thread about the Human Robot. The Killer Robot. M-11.

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This is his handbook entry which saves me the trouble of explaining his origin, motivations, and history. M-11 is arguably the most powerful member of the group called Agents of Atlas. He's the strong silent type with pretty interesting and powerful abilities.

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This piece of dialogue basically explains, in a nutshell, M-11's abilities. However, there are a couple of abilities that Gorilla Man left out in that description of M-11. One of which was his super strength.

Super Strength:

I'm not entirely sure where to rank M-11's strength level, but here are some of his best striking/lifting/overpowering feats.

First, let's start off with some decent feats.

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Scan 1-2: Smashes through a brick wall; Scan 3: Casually breaks down reinforced metal doors to save President Eisenhower.
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Scan 1: Lifts a tank and uses it as a barricade to knock over some more metal doors; Scan 2: Takes apart a tank.
Overpowers and crushes a Wakandan while simultaneously crushing his firearm.
Overpowers and crushes a Wakandan while simultaneously crushing his firearm.
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Admittedly, this is pretty low-end stuff (aside from the tank). Let's get past the baby stuff and get onto some more impressive feats.

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Scan 1-2: M-11 and Jimmy Woo (Agents of Atlas leader) are looking for a false room. M-11 is instructed to punch an entrance into this sealed off room and his blows literally shake the entire castle. The punches are so loud that, on the other side of the castle, the rest of the Agents of Atlas hear the "BOOM" and they think Jimmy and M-11 are in danger.

Here is the size of the castle in question:

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Not exactly on the small side.

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Scan 1: Overpowers and nearly crushes Bucky Barnes (AKA the Winter Soldier); Scan 2: Holds up the weight of an entire helicopter (with the additional weight of a full-grown man and gorilla) after Barnes damages the rotors of the chopper.
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Scan 1: Wrestles with and stalemates Luke Cage; Scan 2: Overpowers, crushes, and nearly KO's both Luke Cage and Captain America (Bucky) until Wolverine steps in and saves them.

(I didn't crop these images to be dishonest or misleading. In Agents of Atlas Issue #5, the New Avengers and Agents of Atlas fight each other and the rest of the scans include images of other members of the group fighting one another).

Last set of strength scans:

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Scan 1: Overpowers and crushes the windpipe of Mr. X before frying him with electricity; Scan 2-3: Crushes and overpowers Spider-Man until Peter manages to squeeze out of M-11's grip.

Mr. X is strong and skilled enough to stomp the likes of Wolverine. He's also fast enough to do this.

Punches Genis Vell so hard that is makes him scream out in pain:

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Now, let's move on to M-11's electrical abilities. We've already seen what it could do to Mr. X, so let's see what else it can do.

Electricity:

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Electrical energy projection knocking out fodder.

Projects 20,000 volts. It should be noted that he has been upgraded and improved upon since this origin.

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Scan 1-2: Electricity makes Giant Man scream out in pain. And yeah, the Agents of Atlas fought the classic Avengers. M-11 actually did REALLY well for himself against all of them. I'll get into that later.
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Here are scans of M-11 simply one-shotting characters. Scan 1: Wolverine; Scan 2: Angel; Scan 3: Luke Cage. Again, they were all knocked out after these attacks. I should point out that Colossus does manage to overpower and hold down M-11, so that proves how much of a strength limit he has.

Wolverine has been one-shotted before by M-11 too (this was in 1958 where he hadn't even received very significant alien tech or magical upgrades yet):

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He's also displayed the ability to emit ionic charges:

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Now time for some ABC logic!

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Scan 1: Electrifies, fodderizes, and one-shots rock formation monsters that Namora, a character with Namor-level strength, couldn't; Scan 2: Electrifies, fodderizes, and one-shots a Cyclops that Namora, again, could not.
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Scan 1: Namora blitzes the rock formation monster and fails to KO it; Scan 2: Cyclops tanks a hit from Namora.

I know. I know. ABC logic is pretty shoddy and we're talking about blunt force vs energy attacks, but that electricity still bypassed a high level of durability and resilience that not even Namora could take down with as much ease as M-11.

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Scan 1-2: Electricity manages to stagger the Hulk until Iron Man joins the fray and blasts the Hulk. Inevitably, this leads to the Hulk screaming out in pain and literally admits that he's in pain. Although this was a group effort and Hulk didn't start screaming until Iron Man started blasting him, this is still impressive.

Durability/Force-Fields:

M-11's toughness and dexterity is arguably one of the most impressive things about him.

First, let's go over how bulletproof he and his force-fields are:

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All four of these scans display just how futile firearms against him, but I even threw in a scan of M-11 no-selling laser attacks as well.
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Scan 1: Force-field no-sells a heat ray designed to KO Namora, hollow point bullets, and a particle gun; Scan 2: Tanks several bullets while blocking some with force-field; Scan 3: Saves team from being shot by assault rifles; Scan 4: Unfortunately, he didn't extend his force-field in a dome, so Venus got hit by an arrow from behind. Once he makes it a dome, they are fine; Scan 5: Blocks more assault rifle fire with shields.
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Scan 1-2: No-sells the heat of lava and keeps out several lava men (classic Avengers villain fodder). M-11's force-field versatility is displayed here. He can not only fire through the force-field with his death ray, but he can also create small openings.
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The almighty Ice Man can't stand up to a dragon's fire for very long. However, M-11's force-field does just fine against it.

Here is another scan of him withstanding fire. This time it's mystical in nature.

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Scan 1: M-11 blocks beams from Marvel Boy's saucer with his force-fields; Scan 2-3: Here is what his saucer is capable of. It manages to send Hulk flying as well as briefly hold him down as it blasts him. M-11's force-fields no-sold that attack.

A Kree Sentinel punches M-11 away (with no damage to him) and it was strong enough to hurt Marvel Boy:

Should be noted that this was in the 1950s too before his various magical and alien upgrades.
Should be noted that this was in the 1950s too before his various magical and alien upgrades.

Just like the feat above with the Kree Sentinel, M-11 is also an older and less upgraded version of himself when he survives an explosion planted on him by Wolverine in 1958 while in Cuba:

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The scale of the explosion is pretty massive as you can see. It takes out a large portion of the forest and the effects can be seen from far away. Although this does end up breaking M-11 to pieces, it should be noted that his brain was still intact. Once again, this was before any of his upgrades.

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Scan 1: Namora claims that she and M-11 are the only members of Atlas that could survive a chain reaction of a ship full of mines exploding; Scan 2: Luke Cage hurts his hand punching off the head of M-11 (should be noted that M-11 was damaged due to Wolverine); Scan 3: No-sells Wasp's sting; Scan 4: Tanks a blast from Cyclops; Scan 5: Tanks a shield toss to the head by Captain America (Winter Soldier). Scan 6: Tanks a shield toss by Captain America (Steve Rogers).

Before I move on I'd like to point out that the shield toss from Bucky was with his mechanical arm and that Wasp's stings are nothing to laugh at. Absorbing Man and Enchantress can attest to this as well.

Next up, we have M-11's force-field tanking a combination of blows from Colossus, lightning from Storm, and a laser blast from Cyclops. It isn't until Wolverine joins the fray that the force-fields are broken.

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There is A LOT happening in the scan below. Not only is Ice Man getting owned by M-11, but he's doing it at the same time as blocking Cyclops' eye beams with his force-fields. This scan also displays M-11's self-repairing ability which is arguably one of his coolest abilities. I'll get more into his 'healing factor' later.

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Not only does he effortlessly shrug off and self-repair himself after getting skewered by the Wolverine, but he then grabs a statue and places it on top of Logan in order to hold him down. I mainly placed the scan here to showcase M-11's force-field durability, but he's too bad ass to do one cool thing at a time per panel xD

The following scans are, by far, his best durability/force-field feats.

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Scan 1: Tanks a blitz from a pissed off underwater Namor. It might look like Namora saved his life, but you'll see how formidable he can be with his Death Ray later; Scan 2-3: Force-field literally bounces an annoyed Thor off and prevents him from blitzing. However, once Thor gets serious he strikes M-11 with Mjolnir which breaks his force-field, but doesn't destroy M-11. In fact, in the next panel he's perfectly okay.

Needless to say, M-11 is pretty tough.

Self-Repair:

You've already seen Wolverine failing to incapacitate M-11, so let's see what else has failed to put him down.

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Not only can M-11 access any computer database on Earth, but he was also given a restoration enchantment which allows his pieces to be put together automatically.

This was the rest of the cropped scan that I showed earlier of Cyclops blasting M-11.
This was the rest of the cropped scan that I showed earlier of Cyclops blasting M-11.
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Marvel Boy's saucer does a number on M-11 (he's clearly not as durable as the Hulk), but his self-repairing ability is showcased for the first time after getting taken apart.

The only reason the saucer breaks through M-11's force-fields is because Marvel Boy had added his own tech into M-11 (like the force-field) which he simply turned off. Hence the, "And I can take it away!!"

Speed:

M-11 is not by any means a speedster. In fact, he's barely got street level speed and he often prefers to tank attacks instead of dodging (although with good reason), but at the very least, he's a bullet timer when it comes to speed.

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Scan 1: Displays bullet timing speed by erecting a force-field after high caliber bullets were fired at his allies; Scan 2: Manages to extend his arm through a wall and prevents a guy from pulling a trigger for a gun (triggers can be pulled in 0.25 seconds); Scan 3: Manages to tag and grab Spider-Man (his Spider sense was working just fine).

He tends to only use his speed when he needs to.

Death Ray:

Here is, by far, his most impressive weapon/ability. I saved the best for last. M-11's death ray is extremely powerful. We've already seen what it can do to Ice Man. Let's examine who else hes owned.

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Here is M-11 vaporizing fodder. Scan 1-3: Turns foot soldiers into dust; Scan 4: Disintegrates Skrull foot soldiers; Scan 5: One-shots and destroys Weapon X nameless characters. These guys might not actually be fodder since, in that same page, we see Namora punching one; Scan 6: Vaporizes zombies; Scan 7: Blows off someone's head; Scan 8: Eviscerates undead people.

He's vaporized Brood aliens before:

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We've already seen this scan, but here is another example of M-11 taking down fodder when he destroys the Lava Men.

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Scan 1-2: Melts the skin off of Wolverine's arm. He's in so much pain that he can barely even stand, let alone fight. Wolverine doesn't get back in the fight for several pages until his arm heals.
Here we have M-11 (and Namora) easily dispatching and one-shotting tanks.
Here we have M-11 (and Namora) easily dispatching and one-shotting tanks.
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Scan 1-2: Here we have a time displaced classic Iron Man and M-11 blasting one another. Not only is M-11 able to stalemate Stark without losing power, but after Gorilla Man surprises and distracts Tony, he manages to hurt Iron Man and send him flying. It should also be noted that Pym claims the heat from their clash could melt a glacier and Thor gets blinded and even claims, "It is thought the sun itself has come to Midgard!"

Based on my interpretation, the only reason M-11 wins this struggle is because Tony's identity wasn't revealed to the public yet and Gorilla Man distracted Iron Man after saying, "...his armor is filled with more machinery instead of boozy millionaire, bum! You're going down Stark!" Tony is clearly thrown off by this which leads to him losing the clash due to a lack of focus. However, stalemating classic Iron Man for so long is no easy feat. Just ask Blastaar, Namor, or Hercules.

With the help of Marvel Boy, M-11 manages to destroy a Kree Sentinel (previously no-selling his ionic charges):

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Next up we have M-11 taking on the Sub-Mariner underwater. Not only does his beam make Namor scream out in pain, but it also manages to briefly incapacitate him. So much so that M-11 has time to move onto electricuting and fodderizing Atlantean troops.

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It should be noted that Namor blitzes M-11 in the next page. He was not KO'd. However, I do believe that it's definitely possible for M-11 to take down Namor since he ends up doing it to Namor's cousin in literally ONE hit:

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Scan 1-2: One-shots a mind-controlled Namora. Again, this character is supposed to be Namor's equal.

Statements aren't always reliable though. Cyclops, Ms. Marvel, and Hulk can vouch for me on this one.

Last, but certainly not least, arguably his best energy projection feat is against a rampaging savage Hulk:

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Scan 1: Blasts Hulk in the face and not only makes him scream out in pain, but the Hulk is still in so much pain after the blast that he gets on his knees and covers his face in pain instead of instantly recovering or shrugging off the blast. Scan 2: Hurts Hulk again by blasting him in the face.

This was the same Hulk that was angry/powerful enough to take on the classic Avengers and Agents of Atlas at the same time.

Weakness:

In the Marvel Universe, it's been established that phasing incapacitates all technology. Unfortunately, M-11 is no exception to this rule.

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Restraint:

This scan proves that M-11 can project different settings of power from his Death Ray. That means that he can vary the amount of power he emits (which could explain why he didn't KO Namor or kill Namora after he blasted them).

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